Racing Queensland release racing dates for 2016-17 season

RACING Queensland (RQ) has handed down its schedule for 2016-17 racing season, with all greyhound clubs receiving the same allocation of race meetings as 2015-16.

Metropolitan racing will remain on Thursday night at Albion Park, with the Brisbane track also retaining meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, the Sunday meet to have 12 races budgeted every week.

Ipswich racing is set to stay on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with meetings held over the Ipswich Show dates in April moved to Albion Park.

Cairns Non-TAB racing has been moved from Saturday night to Friday nights to encourage greater participation from stakeholders, particularly those from Townsville, as well as members of the general public.

Cairns has also been scheduled five TAB meetings on Tuesday nights to accomodate meetings lost at Townsville while the Showgrounds are closed (June 28, 2016, July 5, 2016, December 27, 2016, January 3, 2017, and June 27, 2017), with work currently underway to bring the venue up to TAB racing standard.

The Cairns Cup will be held during the first two TAB slots, with heats on June 28, 2016, with the final to be run on July 5, 2016.

Bundaberg will also have 37 Non-TAB meetings on a Saturday, with Non-TAB racing also conducted up the straight at Capalaba on Saturday afternoons.

Rockhampton retains TAB racing on Wednesday nights throughout the year, with Townsville operating TAB racing every Tuesday evening.

Dates have also been locked in for the Sunshine State’s feature events:

– Grand Prix (Ipswich) – July 2, 2016
– Cairns Cup (Cairns) – July 5, 2016
– Irene Drury Memorial – July 5, 2016
– Group 1 Winter Cup (Albion Park) – July 7, 2016
– State Of Origin (Capalaba) – July 16, 2016
– President’s Cup (Albion Park) – July 21, 2016
– Cairns Young Guns (Cairns) – July 22, 2016
– RQ Young Guns (Ipswich) – August 6, 2016
– RQ Maiden 1000 (Rockhampton) – August 10, 2016
– National Sprint QLD (Albion Park) – August 11, 2016
– National Distance QLD (Albion Park) – August 11, 2016
– Townsville Cup (Townsville) – August 23, 2016
– NQ Sprint (Townsville) – August 23, 2016
– Maiden 100 (Townsville) – August 23, 2016
– Ipswich Derby (Ipswich) – September 3, 2016
– Ipswich Futurity (Ipswich) – September 3, 2016
– Past Members Trophy (Ipswich) – September 3, 2016
– Publican’s Cup (Albion Park) – September 8, 2016
– Chicka Scott Appreciation (Capalaba) – September 10, 2016
– Tommy Hoyland Memorial (Capalaba) – September 10, 2016
– Townsville Derby (Townsville) – September 13, 2016
– Townsville Futurity (Townsville) – September 13, 2016
– CQ Derby (Rockhampton) – September 14, 2016
– Lightning Final (Albion Park) – September 15, 2016
– RQ Young Guns (Bundaberg) – September 17, 2016
– CQ Futurity (Rockhampton) – September 21, 2016
– RQ Young Guns (Albion Park) – September 22, 2016
– John Young Memorial (Ipswich) – October 8, 2016
– Michael Miller Memorial (Capalaba) – October 8, 2016
– RQ Young Guns (Rockhampton) – October 12, 2016
– Gold Coast Cup (Albion Park) – October 13, 2016
– Eric Thomson Memorial (Albion Park) – October 13, 2016
– Bundaberg Derby (Bundaberg) – October 22, 2016
– Bundaberg Oaks (Bundaberg) – October 22, 2016
– Molly Campbell Silver Dollars (Albion Park) – October 27, 2016
– Cairns Maiden 1000 (Cairns) – October 28, 2016
– Capalaba Cup (Capalaba) – October 29, 2016
– Townsville Young Guns (Townsville) – November 8, 2016
– Corporate Dollars Challenge (Ipswich) – November 12, 2016
– RQ Maiden 1000 (Bundaberg) – November 12, 2016
– Ken Smith Memorial (Capalaba) – November 19, 2016
– Ipswich Cup (Ipswich) – November 26, 2016
– RQ Maiden 1000 (Rockhampton) – November 30, 2016
– NQ Cup (Townsville) – December 6, 2016
– Brisbane Cup (Albion Park) – December 8, 2016
– Townsville City Council Mayors Trophy (Townsville) – December 20, 2016
– Middle Distance Challenge (Albion Park) – December 22, 2016
– Christmas Stocking (Albion Park) – December 22, 2016
– New Year’s Trophy (Albion Park) – December 29, 2016
– Cairns Young Guns (Cairns) – January 3, 2017
– Clem Jones Cup (Albion Park) – January 19, 2017
– RQ Young Guns (Ipswich) – January 21, 2017
– Townsville Maiden 1000 (Townsville) – January 24, 2017
– Australia Day Trophy (Townsville) – January 24, 2017
– Australia Day Trophy (Albion Park) – January 26, 2017
– Queensland Cup (Albion Park) – February 2, 2017
– RQ Young Guns (Rockhampton) – February 15, 2017
– Vince Curry Memorial (Ipswich) – February 25, 2017
– Townsville Young Guns (Townsville) – March 7, 2017
– Bundaberg Cup (Bundaberg) – March 11, 2017
– Cairns Maiden 1000 (Cairns) – March 17, 2017
– Bob Vernon Memorial (Capalaba) – March 18, 2017
– Auction Series (Ipswich) – March 25, 2017
– Winged Runner Trophy (Albion Park) – March 30, 2017
– Capalaba Derby (Capalaba) – April 1, 2017
– Capalaba Futurity (Capalaba) – April 8, 2017
– Easter Trophy (Albion Park) – April 13, 2017
– Easter Sprint Trophy (Townsville) – April 18, 2017
– Anzac Day Trophy (Townsville) – April 25, 2017
– RQ Maiden 1000 (Rockhampton) – April 26, 2017
– Bogie Leigh Futurity (Albion Park) – April 27, 2017
– Anzac Trophy (Albion Park) – April 27, 2017
– RQ Young Guns (Bundaberg) – April 29, 2017
– Rockhampton Cup (Rockhampton) – May 3, 2017
– Queensland Derby (Albion Park) – May 4, 2017
– Townsville Young Guns (Townsville) – May 9, 2017
– Maiden 1000 (Townsville) – May 9, 2017
– Thunder Best 8 (Albion Park) – May 11, 2017
– Anniversary Cup (Rockhampton) – May 17, 2017
– Dave Brett Memorial (Albion Park) – May 18, 2017
– RQ Young Guns (Albion Park) – May 18, 2017
– RQ Maiden 1000 (Bundaberg) – May 20, 2017
– Colleen Jackson Memorial (Rockhampton) – May 24, 2017
– Bundy Sprint (Bundaberg) – May 27, 2017
– Mick Byrne Memorial (Albion Park) – June 1, 2017
– Winter Chase (Albion Park) – June 1, 2017
– Townsville Grand Prix (Townsville) – June 6, 2017
– Grand Prix (Rockhampton) – June 7, 2017
– Gold Cup (Albion Park) – June 15, 2017
– Flying Amy Classic (Albion Park) – June 15, 2017
– Cairns Grand Prix (Cairns) – June 16, 2017
– Grand Prix (Bundaberg) – June 17, 2017
– RQ Young Guns (Capalaba) – June 17, 2017
– RQ Young Guns (Rockhampton) – June 21, 2017
– Superstars Invitational (Albion Park) – June 22, 2017
– Grand Prix (Capalaba) – June 24, 2017

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